Friedman, a native of Bexley, Ohio, logged 56 career appearances in four seasons at Harvard, recording two goals and 17 assists. His team-leading six assists as a sophomore earned him a nod for All-Ivy League honorable mention. He nearly doubled his career high assists number his senior season when he dished-out 10 assists and scored one goal in 17 appearances – all of which were starts.
Before Harvard, Friedman was the captain of Bexley High School as a junior and a senior, capturing First Team All-Mid State League as a junior and Mid State League Player of the Year as a senior. During his senior season, Friedman also earned the Coach’s Award, Team MVP (for the second straight year) and was First Team All-State as well as NSCAA all-region. The National Honor Society member was also a member of the Crew’s Youth system, helping the Super-20 squad to a national championship in 2011. During Super-20 Finals play with the Crew’s squad, he was named to back-to-back All-Tournament Teams in 2011 and 2012. Furthermore, he was a member of the Under-18 squad that finished third at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals.
Friedman was signed as a Homegrown Player on January 8, 2014.
Friedman is the son of Tod and Cheri Friedman. Outside of MLS, his favorite soccer team to support is the Harvard Crimson and he enjoys watching Ohio State University football. In his spare time, he prefers to read non-fiction and autobiographies, including his favorite book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” His favorite television show is “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Friedman, of proud Jewish descent, lists playing in the 2013 Maccabi Games as his favorite soccer memory, a tournament in which his team became the first American team to win. On top of reading, Friedman also enjoys driving on road trips with family and friends. His favorite vacation spot is Tel Aviv, Israel and he would enjoy traveling to Europe someday. Friedman lists his father, his high school coach and his college coach as his role models.